南投露營園區疑似弓箭射狗--目前需要民眾提供更多證據

今年8月底,協會接獲了一則民眾通報,通報內容為南投縣梢楠露營區中,有人疑似使用弓箭射狗。由於此事疑似涉及嚴重傷害動物,因此協會也立即將此案通報至政府主管機關─南投縣防治所。由於當時天色昏暗,因此該民眾的錄影畫面並沒有清楚的錄到事發經過。

防治所承辦人員前往現場時,沒有發現影片中的狗狗。營區負責人則表示,當天晚上在聽到吵鬧聲後,便立即騎車去找狗,但到目前為止,都還沒有任何人發現狗的下落。在主管機關調閱及追查當時附近五輛汽車的車籍資料後,有四名車主表示事發時並不在現場,最後一名車主則表示,當時的確有許多人在射箭場,當時射箭活動進行到一半,有一隻狗跑進場地。因擔心狗狗安危,所以才會有人將狗驅離現場,但並沒有看到有拿弓箭射狗的情況發生。

TSPCA調查專員表示由於此案件目前並無任何任何進一步的證據,因此,也難以確定該犬隻是否真的有受傷及狗狗的下落,目前防治所承辦人員已請園區多加注意,若有民眾在附近區域發現疑似受傷的該犬隻,請立即通報防治所承辦人員以便進行後續蒐證。

最後呼籲,若有民眾於8月30日晚間在南投縣梢楠露營園區射箭場活動並有在現場有看到完整的事發經過(或您有清楚的錄影畫面),請您立即與我們聯繫!
(聯絡方式:[email protected] 來信請註明「南投縣梢楠園區案件」)

At the end of August 2014, TSPCA received a report of a dog being shot with a bow and arrow at the Hsiao-Nan camping area in Nantou. This type of behavior is a clear violation of Taiwan’s Animal Protection Act therefore we immediately reported it to the Nantou County Government. Unfortunately, it was too dark and the video evidence did not clearly record the event.

Disease Control Center visited the site, but did not find the dog from the video. The owner of the campsite said that on the night in question, and after hearing a loud noise, he immediately got on his bike and drove around to see what the problem was, but so far no one has seen an injured dog. The local government bureau investigated and traced the license plates of five cars that were nearby.  Four of the people questioned claimed that they were not there on the night in question, and the fifth person said that there were a lot of people on the shooting range that night. During the target practise, a dog ran onto the range so out of concern for the dog’s safety, someone chased away, but no one shot the dog with an arrow.

TSPCA inspectors said that owing to the lack of further evidence, it will be extremely difficult to determine if the dog was injured and where the dog could be now.  An agent from the Animal Disease Control Center has already asked the owner of the campsite to be more attentive. If residents of this area find a dog with an injury, they should immediately report it to the Animal Disease Control Center so more evidence can be collected.

TSPCA appeals to any members of the public who were at the Hsiao-Nan camping area in Nantou County and took part in the shooting activity on August 30, and witnessed this case (or if you have clear video), please contact us immediately. (contact information: [email protected]; please title your e-mail: “case of Nantou Hsiao-Nan area”)

法律小常識:  
動物保護法
第25條:
有下列情事之一者,處新臺幣十萬元以上五十萬元以下罰鍰,並得公布其 姓名、名稱或照片:
   一、違反第五條第二項或第六條規定,故意使動物遭受虐待或傷害,致動 物肢體嚴重殘缺、重要器官功能喪失或死亡。
   二、違反第十二條第二項或第三項第一款規定,宰殺犬、貓或經中央主管 機關公告禁止宰殺之動物。
有前項各款情事之一,情節重大或二年內再犯者,處新臺幣二十萬元以上 一百萬元以下罰鍰。
五年再違反第一項各款情事者,處一年以下有期徒刑、拘役或併科新臺幣 一百萬元以下罰金。

Legal witness 。Animal Protection Act
Article #25
Any of the following cases may lead to a fine of NT$ 100,000 to NT$ 500,000 being imposed, while names / photos could be published:

  1. According to Article 5, clause 2, or Article 6: the intentional abuse or harming of an animal that results in severe bodily damage or the dysfunction of major organs or the death of the animal.
  2. According to Article 12, Clause 2, or Clause 3, Item 1: the killing of dogs, cats, or animals that the government has prohibited. Anyone involved in one of the above violations, and who is found guilty of committing a further violation within two years, could be fined between NT$ 200,000 and NT$ 1,000,000.If anyone violates point 1 again within 5 years, he/she may be sentenced to one year in prison or given detention, possibly along with a fine below NT$ 1,000,000.